The GOOD "Go Vegetarian" Wrap-Up: No Meat, No Worries The GOOD "Go Vegetarian" Wrap-Up: No Meat, No Worries
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The GOOD "Go Vegetarian" Wrap-Up: No Meat, No Worries

by Cord Jefferson

July 5, 2011

Our in-house participation was similarly enthusiastic. Twenty-four members of the GOOD staff stuck to their vegetarian/vegan pledges for the whole month of June—the only two to drop out did so for health reasons—and most of us found it to be pretty damn easy, save for one horrible incident involving mystery meat and a dimly lit Korean restaurant. One or two people have even said they might be total converts to vegetarianism.

Nice feelings are great, but we also wanted to quantify just how valuable our staff's vegetarianism was. After doing some quick Googling and number-crunching, we discovered that, if we add up all of our 24 staffers' meatless days (586), the GOOD offices alone reduced the amount of land needed to grow feed by almost 105,000 square feet and saved nearly 674,000 gallons of water. (If you'd like to know how we arrived at those numbers, or calculate your own efforts, go here.)

All in all, we think everyone did a pretty great job this month. So great, in fact, that if you're hankering for a steak tonight at midnight, you should maybe go ahead and order one—or don't. And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what our July challenge is.

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